Emmetsburg High School is participating in the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) program, produced by ACT. NCRC is an industry-recognized and research-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success. EHS juniors, sophomores, and freshmen will be taking the NCRC assessments next week, Feb. 3, 5, and 6, during the school day to demonstrate their readiness and skills for the workplace. Seniors may also take the NCRC assessment next week if they would like. This NCRC credential is used across all segments of the local, state, and national economy and documents the following cognitive skills: • Problem solving • Critical thinking • Reading and using work-related text • Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems • Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems • Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations • Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically • Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics Individuals can earn the NCRC by taking three assessments: • Applied Mathematics • Locating Information • Reading for Information These assessments measure “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world. Students can earn an NCRC level of Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Contact Principal Mike Embrock with questions.
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